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    Vision problems often make it difficult to work, especially if you have been medically determined as blind. While there are many vision issues that can qualify you for disability benefits, it is important for you to understand the definition of blindness according to the Social Security Administration, as well as what factors are considered when… Read More

    Work credits are vital when it comes to determining your eligibility for disability benefits. They are even used to determine your eligibility for retirement benefits. But what are they and why are they so important? What are work credits? You earn work credits as you earn income and pay social security taxes. The number of… Read More

    If you have a severe disability and cannot work, such as cancer, there is a fast track through the SSI and SSDI application process. However, for most people, there is no fast track, even with a lawyer. While having an experienced disability lawyer on your side is beneficial, and may shorten the approval time, they… Read More

    The issue of back pay for Social Security Disability, as well as SSI, has been one of the most misunderstood aspects of applying for, and being awarded, disability benefits. When you hear about dates of application and onset, plus waiting periods and other factors that can affect the back pay you receive, it can be… Read More

    When it comes to determining the decision process timeframe for disability benefits, the old adage “how long is a piece of string?” is as accurate a measurement as any. If you are filing a claim for the first time, for instance, you may receive a decision between thirty and ninety days from the date your… Read More

    A Social Security benefits denial can cause feelings of incredible frustration, especially when it results from lack of evidence. A large percentage of eligible claimants are denied the first time around because they failed to provide sufficient supporting evidence of how their impairment(s) affect their ability to work. Depending on the nature of your impairment(s),… Read More

    When you apply for disability benefits, you may not think about how much your skill level in previous jobs could impact your claim. The reality is, skill level is an important determining factor in whether you qualify for disability benefits at all. Skill Level and Work Jobs are typically arranged into 3 categories when it… Read More

    Common Disabilities & Eligibility

    By Kenton Koszdin on October 22, 2018
    In Social Security Disability

    “Common disability impairments” sound like simple descriptions of conditions that would qualify a person for benefits. The truth of the matter is, there is a list of disability impairments that case examiners look at when considering any disability claim. Your disability does not necessarily have to appear on the list—so long as the existence of… Read More

    Common Disability Impairments

    By Kenton Koszdin on October 19, 2018
    In Social Security Disability

    The listing of disability impairments, often referred to as “the Blue Book,” is a list of disabilities the SSA uses as a guide in determining if a claimant is eligible for benefits. Seeing your disability in the blue book does not mean you will automatically qualify for benefits. Understanding the listing process may help you… Read More

    Typical Disability Claim Process

    By Kenton Koszdin on October 18, 2018
    In Social Security Claims Process

    The disability claim process is often anything but typical. If you have all your ducks in a row, so to speak, you may be one of the lucky few who have their claim processed without any stumbling blocks along the way. Besides people who do not qualify under the symptom assessment process, one of the… Read More

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